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What’s happened to common sense?


I attended the political dinner at the Senior Center and received a copy from Judge Layton of the American Creed:

“I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the government; A Democracy in a Republic; a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect Union, one and inseparable; established upon these principles of freedom, equality, justice, and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortune. I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it; support it’s constitution; obey it’s laws, respect it’s flag; and defend it against all enemies.”

I pondered the meaning.

Creed is a brief statement of essential points. Power derived from the consent of the government dates to Jamestown in 1607.

Perfect union: one and inseparable strong unity from states to [be] governed by their own consent through elected representatives.

Principles: meaning of great importance.

Freedom: because of patriots [who] fought to protect and [ensure] our freedom.

Respect for the flag, what it means and stands for: 13 stripes for 13 colonies that became the first 13 states, 50 stars for 50 states. Colors of the flag signify qualities of the human spirit we cherish. Blue is to be [a] vigilant and united “one nation under God.” White is purity, free from moral corruption and evil. Red symbolizes courage and sacrifice of those who shed blood for our freedom, like a man that shed his blood on a cross for me, also.

I wonder if we told those ]who] take a knee, “Oh, are you thanking God for your blessings and providing the wind for the flag to wave?” [What] would they say?

I believe a mind should never be wasted. Research what you hear, search for truth.

Ask God for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. I don’t like the path [we’re] on with inflation, [morality], unsettledness, losing our energy [efficiency], etc. God gave us natural resources; we should use [them].

What happened to open minds and common sense?

You matter. Stand up, be heard, ask questions, have courage, pay attention, treat others with kindness. If you see something wrong, say so, and pray for your country.

Get a copy of the Constitution for a reference.

Faye Parks